Gardening Links


CNY Gardening –  A resource for ornamental gardeners, particularly those who live in Central New York. If you are involved in perennial gardening, you will find here practical information about light, moisture, and ease of care for your garden plants.

Jumping Worms – Learn how to reduce the spread of this invasive species:

Cornell University Cooperative Extension fact sheet

More from The Atlantic

NYS Native Flowers Guide – Native plants for gardening and landscaping

Native Plants Database – Audubon’s zip code-specific guide

How to Make Your Yard Bird Friendly – Grow a beautiful garden that provides a safe haven for birds in the face of climate change.

Seasonal Tips for a Bird Friendly Backyard – A to-do list that will keep the birds happy all year-long!

NYS Prohibited and Regulated Invasive Plants – A comprehensive list from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Environmental Health Learn how to identify and avoid sources of environmental hazards, contaminants and pollutants.

Backyard Gardener – “The Most Comprehensive Gardening Information on the Web”

Dave’s Garden – Informational website where a large, international community of gardeners can learn from each other and find resources offered by the gardening industry

Garden Guides – Helpful info on lots of topics

DIY Gardening Projects and Landscaping Ideas to Save Money

Tulip Gardening for Beginners

Nearby Gardens, Events, Places of Interest

Great Swamp Conservancy– Nature Center in Canastota

Rogers Environmental Center – Nature Center in Sherburne

Hamilton College ArboretumEvents are free and open to the public.

Gardens at Lorenzo – Lorenzo State Historic Site in Cazenovia

Mills Rose Garden, Thornden Park, Syracuse  – About 29 classes of roses from species to modern types comprise about 368 different varieties

Mountain Spring Herbals – Information about all things herbal

Finger Lakes Lavender FestivalHeld annually in July. Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles.

Sycamore Hill Gardens – A 35-acre private garden in Marcellus open to the public several weekends a season


The Mum Farm – “Much More than Mums” in New Hartford

Olallie Daylily Gardens – Third generation family farm growing over 2,500 varieties of hardy daylilies.

Topiary Gardens in Marcellus – Growing new and hard to find conifers, perennials, shrubs and trees, with a special interest in Japanese maples.

Carol Watson Greenhouse – Four season retail greenhouse in LaFayette offering annuals and tropicals, alpines, perennials, shrubs, accent trees, and a selection of international and local artisan pottery and garden accent items, plus creative garden classes.

Habitat Gardening Shopping Guide – Where to buy native plants

Garden for Wildlife – National Wildlife Federation’s network of regional growers who ship chemical-free native plants.

Garden Clubs

Cazenovia Garden Club – Calendar of events is posted on their website.

Home Garden Club of Syracuse – Annual Perennial Plant Sale in Beard Park, Fayetteville.


Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – Carries one of the largest selections of seeds from the 19th century

Fedco Seeds – Vegetable, herb and flower seeds, organic gardening supplies, seed potatoes, seed garlic, fruit and nut trees, perennials, flower bulbs, organic gardening supplies, and more

Filaree Farm – Organic seed garlic and seed potatoes

Seed Savers Exchange – Non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds.


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